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March 18, 2012, 5:05 AM

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AngelList:
SUPPORT THE JOBS ACT  —  Urge the Senate to pass this important startup bill Startups are forbidden to: Publicly discuss that they are raising money Raise money through crowdfunding Receive services like standard docs from incubators and online platforms Stay private if they have over 500 shareholders …
Liz Gannes / AllThingsD:
Great App-pectations: When Innovation Leapfrogs Phone Capabilities  —  As comic Louis C.K. would say about technology: Everything is amazing and nobody is happy.  —  Nowhere is that more true as app developers push the possibilities of how to use our smartphones' location awareness and reach …
Zach Epstein / BGR:
iPad launch day: Where are all the sell-outs?  —  iPad launch day is quite a fiasco.  Apple Stores around the country see eager customers line up hours or even days ahead of the tablet's release, and people often wait hours before they finally make it into the store to purchase an iPad — if there are any left.
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Paperwork goof may mean Kim DotCom can reclaim assets  —  New Zealand authorities may be forced to return Kim DotCom's cash and cars as a result of a procedural error.  —  (Credit: Screen shot by Greg Sandoval)  —  Authorities in New Zealand have acknowledged making a procedural error prior …
Connie Loizos / PE Hub Blog:
Esther Dyson on the Angel Crowd: It's “Very Self-Referential”  —  If Ron Conway is the godfather of Silicon Valley, Esther Dyson might well be considered the godmother.  —  At least, Dyson has been actively angel investing in startups roughly as long as Conway, and her track record …
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
Rejoice, Twitter Power Users: “Next Generation” Tweetdeck Apps Coming For Android And iOS  —  The big Twitter redesign at the end of last year seemed to mean that the company was ditching power users to get more mainstream.  The website and the mobile apps added “Connect” and “Discover” …
Barry Schwartz / Search Engine Land:
Too Much SEO?  Google's Working On An “Over-Optimization” Penalty For That  —  Google's Matt Cutts announced that Google is working on a search ranking penalty for sites that are “over-optimized” or “overly SEO'ed.”  —  Matt announced this during a panel Search Engine Land's Editor-In-Chief …
Andrew Rassweiler / iSuppli:
New iPad 32GB + 4G Carries $364.35 Bill of Materials  —  The new iPad, equipped with 32 Gigabytes (GB) of NAND flash memory and 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless capability, carries a bill of materials (BOM) of $364.35.  When the $10.75 manufacturing costs are added in, the cost to produce the new iPad rises to $375.10.
Elinor Mills / CNET:
Privacy suit filed against Path, Twitter, Apple, Facebook, others  —  Thirteen individuals have filed a lawsuit against more than a dozen mobile app makers—including Path, Twitter, Apple, and Facebook—who were accused of automatically uploading user address books without permission.

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Microsoft:
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